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English definition of “distract”

distract

verb [T]     /dɪˈstrækt/
B2 to make someone stop giving their attention to something: Don't distract her (from her studies). He tried to distract attention from his own illegal activities.Creating a distraction distracting     /-ˈstræk.tɪŋ/ adjective Please turn your music down - it's very distracting.Creating a distraction
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